my name is Elise. I'm originally from Connecticut and currently and recently moved
back. I moved to Long Island about five years ago.
really know what I wanted to do or where I wanted to go after high school. So,
on a whim I packed my things and moved to Long Island to stay with a cousin. In
the long run, I ended up living on Long Island with my parents in Connecticut
wishing I would come back.
I became a licensed
aesthetician three years ago. I have worked in various salons and spas over the
years. I freelance for the greatest cosmetics line there is...MAC.
only am I licensed in skin care and makeup, I am a certified personal trainer
and aerobics instructor. And on top of it all, trying to finish my bachelor's
degree in exercise and nutrition.
wasn't until I meet one of my best friends, Colette
Nelson (an IFBB pro bodybuilder), in one of her crazy step classes at the
gym, did I become extremely interested in fitness. I always was trying to find
the missing link to exercise and diet. I began to work out and train with her.
And from there I've been training and plan on competing in a figure show this
coming December. Since my interests are in make up and fitness, I figured why
not combine the two things I love together.
did you get interested in bodybuilding/working out?
I was in Colette
Nelson's crazy step aerobics classes and was amazed how fit her body was. After
class, I asked her a million questions on how I could tranform my body into something
so great. I then started training with her three or more times a week.
do you like and dislike about competing?
I like meeting new people
in the fitness industry. I don't understand what the judges are looking for. At
times I'm stomped.
What are your future
goals in this industry?
Continue working with fitness competitors
behind the stage with hair and makeup and hope to someday be able to work and
promote with a supplement company.
do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
Own and operate a gym facility
and work with other figure girls.
tell us something special about you that most people wouldn't know.
used to compete in Irish dancing competitions and competed in the World's in Ireland.
you would like to thank?
Thanks to Colette who told me to "keep
the dream alive."
-2008 WNBF Best Body swimsuit winner
Bikini Hardfitness Model Seach
-Semi finalist in Miss CT/Miss USA